2nd Annual Public Safety UAS Conference

About the 2018 Conference:

This conference is for Public Safety Employees or Sponsered Employees only.

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) will hold the Second Annual Public Safety UAS Conference from Monday, March 5, through Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The purpose of the conference is to demonstrate the use of drones in public safety, with speakers and panels on fire, search and rescue, and law enforcement.

When:

Monday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Where:

King Family Vineyards
6550 Roseland Farm
Crozet, VA 22932

Who Can Attend:

The conference is open to professionals in law enforcement, public safety, and search and rescue/emergency services/disaster relief. Attendance is limited to 185 participants with preference given to public safety, fire, rescue, law enforcement and other emergency or disaster response members or affiliated organizations.

How Much Does the Summit Cost?

  • $249 per person. Fee includes all meals during the three-day event and access to all training exercises, classes, product demonstrations and networking events.
  • Attendees are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and travel arrangements.
  • Download the Letter of Justification

Registration:

         Registration is open.  Register online here.

Conference Schedule

Time Topic Presenter Location
Monday, March 5
7-8 a.m.

Registration/Badge pick-up

Continental Breakfast

Main
8-8:30 a.m. Welcome    
8:30-9 a.m. Keynote Address    
9 a.m.-Noon Vendor/Product Demonstration   Polo Field/Exhibit Hall
9-10:30 a.m. FEMA Update   Main
9-Noon Pix4d for Public Safety: Part 1*    
9-Noon Scenario/Training Exercise Concurrent Sessions    
10:30-Noon FAA Update   Main
Noon-2 p.m.

Lunch

Exhibit Hall Open

Special Interest Event (Polo Field)

   
2-5 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration   Polo Field/Exhibit Hall
Panel/Presentations:
2-3:30 p.m. Law Enforcement   Main
3:30-5 p.m. Fire   Main
 
2-5 p.m. Pix4d for Public Safety: Part 2*   Barrel Room
  Scenario/Training Exercise Concurrent Sessions*    
5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open   Exhibit Hall
7-10 p.m. Networking Dinner
Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems
  Pro Re Nata Brewery
Tuesday, March 6
7-8 a.m.

Registration/Badge pick-up

Continental Breakfast

Main
8-9 a.m. Keynote Address    
9-noon Vendor/Product Demonstration   Polo Field/Exhibit Hall
9-noon Scenario/Training Demonstration* Polo Field/Exhibit Hall
10-noon Vendor/Product Demonstration Polo Field/Exhibit Hall

Panels/Presentations:

9-noon

sUAS Enforcement, Security, Defense, Threats*
Open to law enforcement only

TBA

 

9-noon

Federal Bureau of Investigation*

TBA

Barrel Room
10:30-noon Disaster Response, Commerical, NGO, and Volunteer TBA Main
2-3:30 p.m. sUAS Remote Sensing: LiDAR, EO, Thermal, and more TBA Main
2-5 p.m. Countering the UAS: Investigations & Forensics*
Open to law enforcement only
TBA Barrel Room
3:30-5 p.m. State Agency Integration of UAS TBA Main
 
Noon-2 p.m.

Lunch

Exhibit Hall Open

Special Interest Event (Polo Field)

 
2-4 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration Polo Field/Exhibit Hall
2-5 p.m. Scenario/Training Exercise Concurrent Sessions*  
4-5 p.m. Product Demonstration Polo Field/Exhibit Hall
5-6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open  
6-9 p.m. Networking Dinner
Sponsored by Property Drone Consortium
King Family Vineyards
Wednesday, March 7
7-8 a.m. Registration/Badge Pick-up
Continental Breakfast
Main
8-9 a.m. Keynote Address TBA  
9 a.m.-noon Scenario/Training Exercise Concurrent Sessions*    
Panels/Presentations:
9-10 a.m. Emerging Technologies, Threats TBA Main
       
 
9-11 a.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration   Polo Field/Exhibit Hall
Noon-2 p.m. Lunch
Exhibit Hall Open
   
Noon-4 p.m. Special Interest Event   Polo Field
2-4 p.m. Scenario Demonstration Concurent Sessions    
4 p.m. Closing Remarks    
* Pre-registration required

Learn about the 2017 Public Safety UAS Conference